A case report on recurrent subphrenic abscess with pulmonary tuberculosis

Authors

  • S. P. Gayathre Institute of General Surgery, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • R. Niranjan Kumar Institute of General Surgery, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • K. Silambuselvi Institute of General Surgery, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20230986

Keywords:

Recurrent subphrenic abscess, Pulmonary tuberculosis, Pigtail drainage, Surgical intervention, Anti tuberculous therapy

Abstract

Subphrenic abscess though a common presentation itself encountered in surgical practice due to various cause, a tubercular subphrenic abscess in the absence of coexisting tuberculous abdomen presenting as a complication of pulmonary tuberculosis is extremely rare. Only a very few cases have been reported as an extrapulmonary manifestation of tuberculosis so far. We report a case of isolated sub-diaphragmatic abscess which responded well with anti-tuberculous therapy despite all other interventions.

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2023-03-31

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